Fantasia ’21 Review: ‘Agnes’ isn’t the horror movie it claims to be, but is compelling nonetheless

Agnes / Fantasia

Agnes beings in a convent, with a young nun standing up at a dinner table and proclaiming all of her sisters whores, among other things. Naturally, the assumption is that she is possessed, and the church dispatches a disillusioned older priest with a young, idealistic (almost) priest to keep an eye on him. If this sounds like the setup for a million other possessed nun stories, that’s because it is, right down to how fast it becomes clear that the priests are in over their heads. This isn’t a million other possessed nun stories, though.

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Fantasia Review: ‘Climate of the Hunter’ is dark, weird, stylistic throwback

Climate of the Hunter (Large)

There’s no denying that Climate of the Hunter is a weird movie and one that won’t be for everyone. Set at a group of remote cabins, it concerns two sisters, Alma and Elizabeth, who are there to reconnect with their old friend Wesley.

Wesley has been travelling the world, is an author and a storyteller. He has amazing hair, a deep, gravelly voice, and a distinct sense of style. The women are, in a word, smitten.

As the story goes on things, get weirder and weirder, though. First, the sisters are competing for Wesley, who seems to want them both. Also, Wesley sleeps all day and has a severe allergy to garlic.

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